GTL on track to be issued more than 20 patents in 2015

Industry-Leading Patent Portfolio Adds Fifth New Patent of 2015, With Five More Patents to Issue Soon and A Patent Pipeline of More Than Two Dozen Pending Applications

Company on track to be issued more than 20 patents this year

Reston, Virginia (PRNewswire) –June 8, 2015 – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of correctional technology solutions, announces the issuance of United States Patent No. 9,014,355, Telecommunication Revenue Management System, the fifth patent issued to GTL in 2015, and the latest in a series of more than 20 patents that the company anticipates will be issued to it by the end of this year.

The patents most recently issued to GTL are at the leading edge of the company’s portfolio of correctional technology, including investigative services, payments, new three-way call detection, and telephone voiceprint, – all representing innovations and designs from GTL’s industry-leading team of engineers and developers.

“We are extremely proud of our software development and engineering teams, who have together created the innovative, patent-worthy solutions that keep GTL at the forefront of the industry – both in terms of products and the overall quality of our intellectual property,” said Brian Oliver, CEO of GTL. “Our patents and patent applications reflect GTL’s investment in research and development into corrections technology, the great wealth of creative talent that we employ for our customers, and, perhaps most of all, the company’s continued commitment to create products that improve both security and ease of communication.”

In addition to the five patents issued to GTL so far in 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has notified the company that five additional patent applications have been granted and will issue shortly, while at the same time GTL continues to add to its many pending patent applications and is looking forward to the issuance of as many as 20 new patents in 2015, based on current trends. The company’s portfolio has been carefully groomed to focus on the latest developments in the market’s need and the latest technology, with the understanding that in the current environment patents may be subject to challenge.

“GTL is dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies that not only meet the current needs of our customers, but also foresee what needs are likely to arise in the future,” Oliver added. “In that same way, we intend to protect those ideas and have built our patent portfolio on a foundation of innovation and integrity. As a consequence, we have patents that matter – creative, meaningful ideas presented honestly and with pride.”


About Global Tel*Link
GTL is the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, delivering financial value, security, and ease of operation to our customers through visionary products and solutions at the forefront of corrections innovation. As a trusted correctional industry leader, GTL provides service to approximately fifty percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 33 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 33 of the largest city/county facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with more than 10 regional offices across the country. To find out more about GTL, please visit our website

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The July/August 2015 print edition of Corrections Today included a story submitted by the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) about an automated process and system that was put in place to automate inmate requests to staff. The article explains how the request system that was deployed by GTL for SCDC ultimately led to a request fulfillment rate of 97.6%. The digital reprint is available below.
Corrections Today July/August 2015 (.pdf)

The March/April 2015 print edition of Correctional News included a feature story that covered GTL’s position in the market, the full breadth of our portfolio, and how we can deliver whole solutions to our customers. The digital reprint is available below.
March / April 2015 (.pdf)

Industry-Leading Patent Portfolio Adds Fifth New Patent of 2015, With Five More Patents to Issue Soon and A Patent Pipeline of More Than Two Dozen Pending Applications

In the push to reduce the recidivism rate, correctional facilities are moving away from a traditional layout to one that is designed for inclusiveness and keeping inmates engaged with outside society. Studies have shown that maintaining a support structure is a key component to keeping inmates on the right path to successful reintegration into society after release. In Australia, a new maximum security prison opened this year that includes no cells. Instead, inmates are housed in dormitory-style accommodations with 25 inmates in 16 ‘pods’ that offer more access to education, entertainment, and communication with friends and families. This novel move seeks to enhance inmates’ daily lives by making these services more accessible and improve re-integration into society. Inmates have access to technology that connects them with friends and family members, news, books, movies, education, games, and more. They are required to work for up to five hours during the day and pursue education and other programs in the remaining time. This progressive approach aligns with GTL’s vision of technology and education being available to every inmate. “GTL has the technology portfolio to enable correctional facilities to execute their strategies,” said Gad Tobaly, President, GTL International. “Whether those strategies are similar to the open-plan jail approach or focus on a more traditional environment, we offer the innovations to help facilities become safer and more secure while providing inmates with access to programs that improve their lives during and after incarceration.” GTL creates new technologies and advocates for tablets, education, and other programs to help reduce recidivism rates. “These new facilities highlight the need for technology in corrections,” said Eric Gonzalez, Executive Director, Technology and Implementation Services. “Today’s inmates are digital natives, having grown up in the age of computers, cell phones, tablets, and more. It is only logical that providing them with technology and programs to learn and better themselves through those access points is the direction that corrections is taking.” As part of GTL’s ongoing mission to keep our offerings in line with global corrections trends, the company will once again be a sponsor at the International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA) Annual Conference. This year’s conference is being held at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal, Canada. The conference theme of “Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward” will draw discussion on the underpinning philosophies, strategic direction, policies, and practices being instituted across the globe. More than 500 delegates from over 70 countries attend this prestigious conference. GTL and two collaborating organizations will present on two topics that relate to the use of technology in aiding the corrections and criminal justice systems. “Transforming the Inmate Environment: How and Why Facilities are Implementing Tablet Programs” will discuss how technology is used to humanize correctional efforts and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. “Virtual-Enabled Justice: Delivering Swifter Outcomes and Improved Victim and Witness Experience” will discuss the use of technology to create ‘virtual courts’ that fuel efficiency, safety, and security, and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 3:30 p.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. To learn more about our technology solutions, contact GTL today.